Post # 1
Do I have to have a theme? I have been so confused and frazzled lately, I can’t keep my thoughts straight! I see so many wedding recaps on here and women discussing their future wedding and they all seem to have some sort of amazingly adorable theme. I, however, don’t have a theme. I am probably the most indecisive person in the world and go back and forth every day over what I want our centerpeices to be or what I want the cake to look like. I have a general idea…clean, simple, classic. But I also want fun and modern.
Our reception venue is an old factory turned night club with some really cool details. There is a huge frog by the dance floor…
And a really pretty water fountain…
We are also doing a mexican buffet for dinner. Which, I feel is weird since we arn’t having a mexican theme but my fiance and I are bit crazy for mexican food so what the hell, why not?
But as for everything else, I don’t know that it will all be matchy matchy and have a great theme. I am thinking candles with flower petals for centerpieces but I would also love to incorporate birds somehow. My fiance and his groomsmen will also be wearing skull lapel pins instead of boutineers. And then we are having a candy table.
Agh….so much going on I feel like my wedding is going to be a mess. Am I going wedding crazy or does it matter that I don’t have a theme?
Post # 3
Your theme is the same as mine: “Stuff Fiance and I like” and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
holy wow your venue is cool!! I agree, there’s nothing wrong with just having stuff that you like, there doesn’t need to be a theme. Granted if you had giant pink heart streamers coming down from the ceiling I don’t know if they’d match the rest of the venue’s decor, but from what you’ve described so far, I don’t think anything will really clash.
Post # 5
@RoundSolitaire: Same here 🙂 I could like… apply a “theme” to the stuff we like, but I definetly didn’t think of picking a theme before I picked everything else.
Post # 6
no you don’t have to have a theme, some people just find it easier to plan a party, with a theme as it helps to decide on decor etc.
Post # 7
I love that venue! So cool and unique! I don’t think you need a theme, necessarily…but you should maybe have some kind of unifying element that pulls everything together, whether that be a color scheme, some kind of fabric or texture, a specific flower, or something else.
Post # 8
you can even pick a colour… and tie it all in that way…. colours and theme’s are different things. the colour will make everything unified in itself.
Post # 9
Thanks so much ladies! I do plan on using dark puple and light green for colors so that should pull it all together.
Post # 10
We don’t have theme either, and not sure if we going to get one. Your venue is so cool you should just showcase it with simple decorations. I think what you desribes sounds great.
Post # 11
I like a lot your venue If you going to have mexican buffett why not add a few fun mexican decoration , but I’m not talking about sombreros , piñatas or maracas (lol) , there is a lot o beautiful mexican decoration but just change those “colorfull” decorations to your favorite colors (purple and green) , and keep it classic and fun without scream mexican wedding theme , just type in google :bodas mexicanas , boda tipica mexicana , decoracion de boda , boda con tema mexicano.
Post # 12
No! I don’t have a theme, I don’t even have colors. I have an awesome venue with a ton of character, much like yours, and I’m using cohesive touches in decor to make the environment vibe with what FH and I want our party to be like 🙂
Post # 13
You absolutely do not need a theme. Nobody needs a theme, if you want one you can have one. I don’t think I’m having one, mostly just playing off my garden venue, picking things we like, and trusting that as a grown woman I can make it work together. You’ve got a beautiful venue, btw.
Post # 14
@anali: Great, thank you! I don’t want a ‘mexican’ themed wedding but subtle details would work great to pull it all together! Thanks for the suggestions!
@MabelleBliss: Thank you, thank you! I am very excited to have the reception at his place, it is so cool! Good luck with your garden venue, that was originally what I really wanted!
Post # 15
I really dont have a theme either, and I am constantly confused about what to do for decor and flowers and everything. Wedding are very overwhemling and 90% of our fiances (like mine) are no help. But even when he trys to help I still get confused smh.
Bottom line I dont think we need to have a direct theme just make everything look nice with some stuff matching each other.
Post # 16
Your venue is freakin Ah-mazing!!! And honestly, I don’t think you need a real theme. What you have sounds pretty awesome and personalized so far and sounds like it’s going to be so much fun!